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NCPR has made a point of highlighting Olympic athletes from this listening area, with lots of extra reporting/photography from Brian Mann, Chris Knight and Nancie Battaglia. It’s a nice touch. Unfortunately, I’ve been a bit lax about...
What if visitors and residents in key urban areas could grab, ride and return a bike – fast and easy – for a reasonable fee? That’s the idea for a variety of fairly new enterprises in places like Montréal, Ottawa and New...
Update Friday 8 am. The boil water advisory was lifted late Thursday evening after tests showed no dangerous bacteria, such as E. coli, in the affected water. Here’s more from the Montreal Gazette. Update 4 pm. The boil water advisory...
Today we're excited to have a new regular contributor join us on The Dirt. Lucy Martin lives south of urban Ottawa and writes regularly for NCPR's other blogs. A couple times a month, she'll share the view of food and farm issues from the northern...
The RCMP held a news conference Monday afternoon to announce the arrest of two men who allegedly worked with Al Qaeda “elements” in Iran. Canadian officials say Al Qaeda gave “support and direction” to the terror plot that...
News stories tagged with "montreal"
by Greg Warner
Oct 04, 2005 — The art of tattooing in this region is as old as the Iroquois. The first westerners to get tattoos were probably the French Voyageurs. Then sailors entering the ports of Montreal brought body art from the West Indies. The tradition spread to military men, and performers in the red light district. Today tattoos are part of the mainstream. The third annual international tattoo convention in Montreal attracted 4,000 visitors and over 150 tattoo artists from around the world recently. It was held in a train station proscenium. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Aug 17, 2005 — Officials broke ground yesterday on a new passenger terminal on the site of the old Plattsburgh Airforce Base. Locals hope the ten million dollar Federally-funded project will help to create a new transportation hub in the region. The military base closed ten years ago, costing Plattsburgh hundreds of jobs. As Chris Knight, supporters say the new airport will benefit the city and could offer new options to travelers in the Champlain Valley and the northern Adirondacks. Go to full article
Aug 03, 2005 — Montreal's mayor is backing away from a suggestion that his city should host the 2016 Olympic Games. Gerald Tremblay raised the idea on Sunday. But he now says the city should focus on rebuilding its public infrastructure. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Aug 18, 2004 — The International Joint Commission is four years into a five-year, $20 million study of water flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. It's looking at how water levels affect everything on or in the water - from harbor drafts in Montreal to boaters in the Thousand Islands to muskee in the St. Lawrence to homeowners outside Rochester. The IJC is holding meetings in Massena tonight and Alexandria Bay tomorrow to gather public input. Dalton Foster, Massena, is president of the International Water Levels Coalition, a grassroots citizen group. He's the former chairman of the public input branch of the IJC study. He told David Sommerstein the St. Lawrence Seaway and Massena power dam forever altered the way water flows to the ocean. Go to full article
Jul 02, 2004 — This weekend, towns and villages around the north country will celebrate the 4th of July with glorious fireworks displays. Rockets and sparklers are a holiday tradition, but they're also an ancient form of art, dating back nearly two thousand years. Brian Mann traveled to Montreal last Saturday for the 20th annual International Fireworks Competition. He sends this audio postcard. Go to full article
May 28, 2004 — Young people from rural areas who wind up homeless often land on the streets of big cities. They go to escape poverty or broken families. They're searching for jobs or an education or adventure. But many of these kids wind up victims -- addicted to drugs, hooked into prostitution. Brian Mann spent a night on the streets of Montreal and has our story. Go to full article
May 14, 2004 — Governor Pataki met with Quebec's premier yesterday in Montreal. The men signed a series of agreements designed to strengthen trade ties. As Brian Mann reports, a major goal is improving transportation across the US-Canada border. Go to full article
Jan 28, 2004 — For many people in the North Country, Montreal is a favorite city for weekend getaways, famous for its jazz festival and its winter carnival. But the city is also an increasingly popular destination for tourists and businessmen looking for sex. As Brian Mann reports, most forms of prostitution are legal in the city. But a child-sex scandal in Quebec has sparked a closer scrutiny of Montreal's sex industry. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Oct 30, 2003 — A trio of musicians from Montreal is visiting 13 North Country schools this week. Matapat will also bring its brand of cross-cultural folk music to Creative Spirit Arts Center in Potsdam for a jam session Saturday (4-6pm). Todd Moe talks with Matapat's Gaston Bernard, who grew up in a large family where musical gatherings were commonplace. Go to full article